Ham & pasta salad

Preparation Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)
375g dried farfalle pasta
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tbs wholegrain mustard
1 tbs blue gum honey
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
300g sliced leg ham, coarsely chopped
180g (1 cup) sun-dried tomatoes, drained on paper towel, thickly sliced
1 red capsicum, halved, deseeded, thinly sliced
4 green shallots, ends trimmed, thinly sliced
2 tbs coarsely chopped fresh continental parsley

Cook pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions until al dente. Drain. Refresh under cold running water. Drain well.
Meanwhile, combine oil, vinegar, mustard and honey in a jug. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
Place the pasta, ham, tomato, capsicum, shallots and parsley in a serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing and use 2 large metal spoons to gently toss until well combined.

Notes & tips
Farfalle is pasta shaped like bow ties.
Spring has sprung at Taste.com.au so it's time to start thinking about barbecue recipes, picnic recipes and salad recipes. And don't forget we are always adding new recipes, too!

Good Taste - December 2003, Page 32
Recipe by Sarah Hobbs

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